Advice on career

Rachel A Sussman is a Relationship Expert and Therapist from NYC offering Individual Therapy, Couples Counseling and Breakup/Divorce Counseling



How to change your career

Are you dissatisfied with your career? Can you see yourself doing the same thing in five or ten years? Are you feeling burnt out, stuck, and unfulfilled? If so, perhaps it’s time to start exploring new career options.

I know a bit about this because I’m a career changer myself! In my former life I was a Sales and Marketing Vice President for an international company for over ten years. I was one of millions of individuals who fall into a job at a certain time in their lives, become comfortable, and stay on way too long. After awhile it became apparent to me (and those who lived with me!) that I was unhappy and unfulfilled. What interested and motivated me in my 20s no longer did in my 30s. Soon it became obvious to me that change had to occur.

My decision to leave my last industry and change careers took time, patience, optimism, creativity, courage, and endurance. It was a process for me, and it can be a process for you too. I created a team to support me, and a marketing plan to guide me. Since changing careers over a decade ago I have helped hundreds of people make this change as well.

The latest research shows that people will change careers three or more times in their life. A satisfying and fulfilling career is a big part of a gratifying life, yet many people do not feel happy in their current job, and feel too afraid or ‘stuck’ to make a needed change.

Making the decision to change careers can be overwhelming and intimidating. Gathering up the strength to make a transition often takes guts, smarts, patience, and a strong dose of optimism.

If you are not satisfied with your current career, I am ready to help you make the changes you will need to make your fantasy a reality.

Together we will find your passion, tap into your strengths, love what you do, and make a good living doing it!
  • Identify and attain career aspirations. It’s time to discover your true passion! What is it that you absolutely love to do? What are your true strengths and interests? What are your values? What is your fantasy career? How much money do you aspire to make? Together we will answer these questions and more.
  • Express your goals in terms that can be measured. Now that you have decided the job or industry to pursue, we will create a career marketing plan that is strong yet flexible, and designed to evolve over time. This will also help us measure and determine your level of progress.
  • Create accountability. We all need some level of accountability. It’s helpful to find someone in your circle of family or friends to whom you can be accountable to. Make periodic reports on your progress to this person or group, and let them share in the ups and downs of your journey.
  • Deal with the ups and downs of the process. Changing careers is an exciting yet challenging process. Many negative emotions come into play such as fear, anger, and disappointment. Together we will work on identifying the emotions that may be holding you back, and cultivate the energy and optimism that you will need to move forward.
  • The flip side of crisis is opportunity. We can learn to welcome change into our lives with open arms.
  • My Rolodex: Often true change takes a team approach, and because of this I've aligned myself with a wonderful network of professionals to help you accomplish your goals and raise the bar. My Rolodex is filled with individuals and businesses that can help guide you to where you want to go. Whether you need a resume consultant, headhunter, or vocational specialist, I have a great team lined up, and I can help you find what you need.


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Did you know:

  • Money is a key factor is breaking up a relationship
  • Returning to work poses many emotional conflicts for new mothers.
  • The latest research shows that people will change careers three or more times in their life.
  • A satisfying and fulfilling career is a big part of a gratifying life, yet many people do not feel happy in their current job, and feel too afraid or ‘stuck’ to make a needed change.